Neutral gender marker option for Employment Insurance applicants
“Once again, our government is proudly delivering on its promise to build a more inclusive society for all Canadians, including the LGBTQ2 community. All Canadians deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Today’s announcement is yet another demonstration of our commitment to the freedom and equality of Canadians of all genders.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
“The Government of Canada believes in an inclusive Canada where we are free to be who we are without discrimination. We will continue to improve programs and services to ensure all Canadians have access to government services with fewer barriers.”
– Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues
The Government of Canada’s Gender Statement in Budget 2018's Gender Results Framework demonstrates openness and transparency around gender and diversity. The Framework reflects the Government’s priorities for gender equality, highlighting the key issues that matter most.
In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada has announced investments of $6.7 million over five years to Statistics Canada to establish a Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics.
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